Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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male doll
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • male doll, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cloth, ribbon, beads, synthetic leather, synthetic hair, velvet, sequins, yarn
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 13 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6023

The soft bodied doll is wearing a pink velvet tunic and white trousers. The black hair is tied at the nape of the neck with white ribbon. There is a blue ribbon with red, white and light blue detail for a headband. There are light blue and white beaded earrings and a long necklace. The placket has gold sequins. There is a dark blue ribbon with details across the proper left shoulder securing a synthetic white leather fringed bag at the proper right hip. It has brown shoes.